Fists fly during brawl at Spirit Airlines counter in Baltimore airport, wild video shows

Fists fly during brawl at Spirit Airlines counter in Baltimore airport, wild video shows

A dispute at a Spirit Airlines ticket counter at Baltimore Washington International Airport erupted into a violent brawl involving five men, leaving one with minor injuries, cops confirmed Friday.

Wild video captured on a bystander’s cellphone camera showed the fracas unfold around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, when a man wearing shorts and a hooded sweatshirt appeared to approach several ticket agents in dark-colored Spirit Airlines uniforms with his fists raised.

Video shows a man approach four Spirit Airlines ticket agents with his fists raised before the group descended on him and began pummeling him. TMZ

As the counter workers seemingly accepted the man’s challenge and began closing in on him, a fifth man wearing a white button-down shirt bursts into frame swinging a vicious haymaker that throws the man off balance as the others surround him.

The lone man is soon wrestled to the ground — getting tangled in the airline’s rope barriers — as the four airport workers rain blows upon him with their feet and fists, the videographer cackling in approval at the violent scene.

Cell phone footage of a fight at an airport ticket counter in Baltimore
All four ticket agents, which Spirit Airlines said work for a vendor of theirs and are not actual employees, have been suspended pending the results of the investigation. TMZ

After the man is subdued, one of the counter workers sneaks through the dogpile and delivers one final cowardly blow to the helpless man’s head, according to the footage first reported by TMZ.

Reached by email Friday, Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police confirmed the incident to The Post.

“Officers responded to the Spirit Airlines ticket counters at BWI Marshall Airport for reports of a fight. Officers identified five involved individuals. One individual suffered minor injuries. All involved parties were provided with victims’ rights and services information, including information about filing criminal charges at the local commissioner’s office.”

They did not respond to questions about whether any arrests were made following the fight.

A Spirit Airlines spokesperson told The Post that the men seen in the video were not Spirit employees, but instead were “employed by our vendor at BWI.”

“Our vendor has suspended four of their employees involved pending an investigation into the matter. We do not tolerate violence of any kind, and we will take appropriate action as necessary following the completion of the vendor’s investigation.”

The popular discount carrier is no stranger to violent encounters involving passengers and crew alike.

In April, video captured a Spirit Airlines worker at a Florida airport shouting “F–k you, too!” at a passenger during a dispute.

Earlier this month a Spirit Airlines flight attendant nearly got pummeled as she desperately tried to break up a fistfight between two men on a Boston-bound flight.




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